Dreaming about your grandma can leave you feeling safe and warm inside. And if this grandmother has happened to pass on, but visits you in a dream, it can sometimes feel like there is a deeper meaning attached to this.
Many cultures believe that the people in our lives that have passed away are able to pay us a visit in the dream world, and will often carry messages or warnings for us. Dead Grandparents are a popular choice for this type of interpretation.
But what does it really mean to dream about an already dead grandmother? We have gathered some of the most common dreams and interpretations.
What are dream interpretations?
Interpreting dreams is a practice that’s almost as old as dreams themselves. It stretches across cultures, countries, and religions. Many times, the images displayed to us while we are unconscious, are thought to be our subconscious mind or higher self speaking to us. Others may believe it is the only time our spirit guides and ancestors are able to communicate with us. Regardless of who is trying to do the telling, it is the actual telling itself that causes us to seek out the deeper meaning of our dreams. Many ancient societies depended on dreams to drive them forward in their decision-making, or had a designated person like a high priestess or shaman that would advise on different areas of life after having dreamt about them.
Different meanings for dreaming about dead grandmother
Dreams of your dead grandmother can have many different meanings. In this case, the feelings experienced during the dream and the scenario itself, in general, are all important for interpretation.
1. Your relationship with your grandmother
Dreaming of deceased grandparents can be tricky. It is important to remember that your relationship with your granny before her passing plays a huge part in the meaning of the dreams. As an example, if you never knew your grandmother, seeing her in a dream could represent feelings of being lost and dealing with an unknown situation. It could also represent the feelings of guilt, regret, or longing that you feel in wishing that you had known her better.
Even though we all wish that our relationship with family members could be perfect, this is not always the case.
And if you and your grandmother’s relationship was strained in some way, or was filled with tension, this dream could hold very deep meaning for you.
To dream of a dead grandmother in this context symbolizes forgiveness. Maybe you are being too hard on someone who has wronged you, or maybe you are being too hard on yourself. Forgiveness is something that can only be given to people when they are alive, and dreaming of dead relatives that you had a strained relationship with can be a sign that you need to implement a more forgiving nature into your life.
3. Good luck
The grandmother figure, as well as the old woman figure, represents warmth, trust, support, good luck and success. Thinking of your grandmother can sometimes feel like a warm hug. This dream can be a sign of successful business awaiting you, or that you will have good luck in your endeavors and current projects.
4. Wisdom and Experience
The elders in our family making an appearance in our dreams are usually representative of great wisdom and experience. This could be a sign that you are going to face some hurdles along the way that will gain you more experience in life or certain situations. It is also a symbol of wisdom and can be a sign of receiving new knowledge or learning something new. In some cultures, dreaming of an elder is a sign of the longevity of your own life.
5. Health and vitality
this dream of the deceased grandmother could be a warning to look out for your health. When we think of our grandmothers we are often focused on their health and vitality, as we are usually worried about these things. Seeing your grandmother that has passed in a dream could be a sign or a reminder to focus on your own health.
6. Receiving support and love
If your grandmother appears happy and smiling, then this is a good sign. It means that you will have the love and support of family and friends as you embark on a new and challenging journey. It is a reminder for the dreamer that they are always safe in their care, and that you can trust to be looked after when needed, especially when you are experiencing significant changes.
7. Unresolved issues
Dreaming about someone that has passed is sometimes an indication of unresolved issues, and is sometimes of great importance. This can be an issue regarding the relationship between you and the person that has passed, but it could also serve as a reminder that it is important to speak your piece, as well as not take the ability to communicate or let things go for granted. This dream may feel negative while you are experiencing it, however, is a sign that what is being left unsaid may well stay that way forever.
8. Material Loss
It is general knowledge that dreaming of dead people can sometimes be a sign of material loss.
This dream can occur before or after the loss has happened, and can therefore be seen as a warning in certain situations. Other times this can also be a message from your passed relative that you are currently surrounding yourself with the wrong crowd. Many cultures believe that the dead have a higher knowledge of the intention of those around us, and are quick to warn us through dreams if they feel we are being treated unfairly or badly without having the full knowledge of it yet.
9. Sadness and grief
It is very common to dream about close relatives or good friends we have lost. Dreaming about your deceased grandmother can simply be because you miss her and maybe you’re experiencing a lot of grief.
These feelings can stick with you throughout the day, and it is normal to hope for or wonder if there may be a deeper meaning attached to the appearance of your grandmother. In this case, the dream is just a reflection of your emotions in real life.
If you have been feeling very stressed or anxious lately, this dream could be a sign that you are slowly moving out and away from the situation that has been causing these emotions in your waking life. For many people, their grandmother is a sign of relief and support.
There could also be a possibility that your dead grandmother is appearing to you in a dream to show you guidance, support and remind you that things will be okay. Many cultures have a strong belief that the people close to us who have passed are our guardian angels.
11. Distancing yourself from others
This dream could be a sign that you are distancing yourself from others. In the case of this dream, where your grandmother is the main subject, it could point to falling out of touch with family members or people you consider to be just as close as family.
There is no certain meaning as if this is a good or bad sign, as relationships and family dynamics vary. But it is up to you to relate this dream, and the emotions you experienced while dreaming, back to your waking life and current life situations.
Religious meanings of dreaming about dead grandmother
1. Dead grandmother dream meaning in Islam
There can be different interpretations of this dream depending on how the person you dream of is behaving or being perceived.
If the person is happy, laughing, in a good mood, or seen wearing light-colored clothing, this is usually a sign that your grandmother has passed on to a better place and has found eternal peace. This dream could be an attempt at contact, and to make sure that you know she is happy.
If you are experiencing the opposite, such as torn and dirty clothing, a sad mood, disheveled behavior, or signs of illness from your grandmother, this could be a sign that her soul is struggling with finding its peace in the afterlife. This can also be a bad omen for the dreamer as it is an unfavorable sign to be visited in a dream by a disturbed soul
2. Dead grandmother dream meaning in Christianity
It is believed that with the permission of god, the spirits of passed loved ones are allowed to communicate messages to you if they serve a greater purpose. Dreaming of your dead grandmother in this context could very possibly be an actual visitation.
Being visited in a dream by deceased relatives is usually a favorable sign. Perhaps she has a message for you regarding your health, future success, or a warning about something that lies ahead, or people that are being deceitful.
This all depends on your relationship with your grandmother before she passed.
Dreaming about dead grandmother general meaning
There are many meanings that can be applied to this dream. And so the biggest takeaway from these interpretations should be that it all comes down to the relationship between you and your grandmother while she was alive.
Generally, these dreams are a good sign, they remind you that you are loved and supported, warn you of things that are to come, and sometimes even serve as a reminder to take extra care of yourself. These dreams can also stem from a place of grief, or unresolved emotions regarding a sudden death or event.
Many people chose to believe that dreaming of loved ones that have passed is a sign that they are being visited by them in their spirit form, and that they are here to guide you or give you a very specific message.
These interpretations are all possibilities, and they all reflect differently depending on your relationship with your late grandmother.
How your dreams reflect your waking life
Your dreams are a powerful tool and an expert on translating the thoughts, emotions and feelings of your waking life, into your subconscious.
Some of the time these can symbolize feelings of deep fear, worries, and self-doubt in your waking life. Other times they may be signs of joy, contentment and prosperity. There is also a portion of dreams that could come to you as warnings or a premonition, while some dreams may hold visitors from another realm.
It is important to remember that dreams should not be interpreted literally, and are always better received as a metaphor.